Whitstable railway station

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Whitstable National Rail
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Location
Place Whitstable
Local authority City of Canterbury
Grid reference TR112664
Operations
Station code WHI
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.763 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.753 million
2013/14 Increase 0.778 million
2014/15 Increase 0.802 million
2015/16 Increase 0.829 million
History
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
1 January 1915 (1915-01-01) Opened as Whitstable Town and Tankerton
1 February 1936 Renamed Whitstable and Tankerton
1979 Renamed Whitstable
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whitstable from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Whitstable railway station is on the Ramsgate branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town of Whitstable, Kent. It is 59 miles 6 chains (95.1 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Faversham and Chestfield & Swalecliffe.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

History[edit]

Whitstable has been served by five different stations on two different routes. The route between Faversham and Whitstable was opened by the Margate Railway on 1 August 1860, and was extended to Herne Bay on 13 July 1861.[1] The first station on that line to serve Whitstable was in Oxford Street, and had latterly been known as Whitstable Town; it closed on 31 December 1914.

The following day, a new station was opened 705 yards (645 m) to the east; this was named Whitstable Town & Tankerton. This was renamed Whitstable & Tankerton on 1 February 1936, and Whitstable in 1979.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 330. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 249. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Faversham   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Ramsgate Branch
  Chestfield & Swalecliffe
Faversham   Southeastern
High Speed 1
  Herne Bay

Coordinates: 51°21′27.36″N 1°2′0.55″E / 51.3576000°N 1.0334861°E / 51.3576000; 1.0334861